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Failure

Definition: Lack of success.
Number of Quotes: 52

By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it's difficult to sort them out.
Scott Adams

Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
Minna Antrim

For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash

Whenever you fall, pick up something.
Oswald Avery

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Fame is failure disguised as money.
Brendan Behan

Accounting issues did not cause Enron's stock price to fall - its failed business model did.
Joseph Berardino

Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
Joe Biden

Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
Terri Bowersock

The only real failure is giving up.
Scooter Braun

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Coco Chanel

Victory has a hundred fathers, but no one wants to recognise defeat as his own.
Galeazzo Ciano

'Tis better to have fought and lost,
Than never to have fought at all.

Arthur Hugh Clough

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
Frank Colby

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

The most common cause of executive failure is inability or unwillingness to change with the demands of a new position. The executive who keeps on doing what he has done successfully before is almost bound to fail.
Peter Drucker

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas Edison

Failing is good as long as it doesn't become a habit.
Michael Eisner

Those who invest only to get rich will fail. Those who invest to help others will probably succeed.
Art Fry

I think a man is a business failure who lets his family life interfere with his business record ... business is no place for him.
Jean Paul Getty

You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

Failure is a learning experience. It can be a gravestone or a stepping stone.
Bud Hadfield

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
Eric Hoffer

To me success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection. In fact, success represents 1 per cent of your work which results from the 99 per cent that is called failure.
Soichiro Honda

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
Elbert Hubbard

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Thomas Jefferson

If we are to be more prosperous we need more millionaires and more bankrupts.
Keith Joseph

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.
John Keats

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

Observing your own and your competitor's successes and failures makes your inner business voice more sure and vivid.
Estée Lauder

It is not impossibilities which fill us with deepest despair, but possibilities which we have failed to realize.
Robert Mallet

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
W. Somerset Maugham

I believe in never giving up, no matter what the odds. My mantra is, Failure is temporary. Giving up is permanent.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

If you aren't afraid to fail, then you probably don't care enough about success.
Mark McCormack

If you want to become physically stronger, you'll need healthy habits - like going to the gym. You'll also have to give up unhealthy habits - like eating junk food. Building mental strength requires healthy habits - like practicing gratitude - while also giving up unhealthy behavior, like giving up after the first failure.
Amy Morin

There are interesting failures. There are prestige failures, and there are financial failures, but this is the sort of failure that gives failures a bad name.
David Niven

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
Richard Nixon

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position fails, your ego goes with it.
Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Colin Powell

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is hard to fail; but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

They say there's no second act in American lives. There's something there worth exploring. Giving up an idea of yourself, examining your failure, and seeing if that failure was the system's or yours. What does it mean to not turn out to be the person you want to be?
Scott Rudin

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills

One of the most important tasks of a manager is to eliminate his people's excuses for failure.
Robert Townsend

Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure.
Lao Tzu

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Gore Vidal

There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavour and then leave it half done.
Barbara Ward

When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight.
Jack Welch

My own success was attended by quite a few failures along the way. But I refused to make the biggest mistake of all: worrying too much about making mistakes.
Kemmons Wilson

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